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ART Bus Driver Cited for Crash With Ambulance

ART bus crash (photo courtesy Jana McAndrew) ART bus crash (photo courtesy Matt Einstein)

The driver of an Arlington Transit bus has been cited for a crash involving an ambulance this morning.

Damaged ambulance after crash with ART bus (photo courtesy Daniel Fitch)The accident happened near the intersection of Walter Reed Drive and Four Mile Run Drive. The ambulance, Arlington medic unit No. 101, was en route to a call at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall around 7:45 a.m., when the ART bus pulled out in front of it, causing a crash, according to Arlington County Fire Battalion Chief Daniel Fitch.

The ambulance, which had its lights and sirens on, slammed into the bus, causing the bus to roll into a small ditch adjacent to the W&OD bike trail.

One of the firefighters in the ambulance was transported to the hospital for observation, Fitch said. No other injuries were reported.

The driver of the bus, who was the only person on the bus at the time of the crash, was cited for failure to yield.

Photos courtesy Jana McAndrew, Matt Einstein and Daniel Fitch

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